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Servier hit by bone drug safety issues as Mediator continues to make waves

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The French company Servier, already staggering under the weight of the Mediator affair, is again under fire, this time over the safety profile of its osteoporosis drug, Protelos (strontium ranelate). A French committee is examining the pharmacovigilance data on the product to see whether its risk-benefit profile needs to change, and Servier's pharmacovigilance systems are also under the spotlight.

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